Burkina Faso: 37 killed in attack on miner convoy

Burkina Faso: 37 killed in attack on miner convoy

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Ouagadougou, Nov 7: At least 37 civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded when gunmen ambushed a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian mining company Semafo in Bukrina Faso.

Country's Eastern Region Governor Saidou Sanou said unidentified gunmen on Wednesday ambushed five buses carrying local employees, contractors and suppliers of the Samafo mining company, killing 37 and wounding 60, Al Jazeera reported. The five buses escorted by the military were approximately 40 kilometres from the Boungou gold mine in the Tapoa province when they were ambushed. The toll was likely to rise, according to a security source. The attack is the deadliest in recent years as the military struggles to contain violence in Burkina Faso. UNI